There have been numerous movies that were based on real-life events. However, the cast was always a line of experienced actors that impersonate the characters in that story. Clint Eastwood wants to change that and bring the real heroes on screens. “The 15:17 to Paris” production is going to tackle the 2015 operation when the Thalys train attack was successfully prevented. The three real-life heroes received the roles of themselves, and they will show how they managed to avert a disaster.
The Three Real-Life Heroes Are Members of the U.S. Armed Forces
Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler are members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The three of them made an excellent team in their efforts to counteract a terroristic action two years ago. They managed to intercept a person with suspicious intentions who was determined to attack a train with destination Paris.
This wasn’t the first choice for Clint Eastwood. He started off by agreeing with the lengthy efforts of finding the ideal cast for this movie. Eventually, the studio found him the right leads to doing a great job with such a film material.
However, he changed the plans at the last minute. Eastwood confessed that going with the three real-life heroes that were present at every step in the anti-terrorist mission was a decision taken “at the eleventh hour.” However, they will not be the only leads in the production. The story will follow them even in their childhood when they became friends for life. Therefore, three little boys will take up from here.
Ayoub El Khazzani Attempted to Attack a Train to Paris on August 21, 2015
The cinematic project will respect the story line in the book entitled “The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes.” All three of them, Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone wrote this novel with the help of Jeffrey E. Stern.
Ayoub El Khazzani was the attacker that intended to take the train from Amsterdam to Paris by assault on August 21, 2015. When he attempted to fire his gun at the cars, the three characters managed to captivate him. There were four other agents who aided the mission. There were three injured persons but other than that there were no casualties.
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